Posts Categorized: Tech Blog

CIO Solutions Opens New Central Coast Office

Considered to be one of the fastest growing companies on the Central Coast, CIO Solutions has officially launched a new Central Coast technology office in San Luis Obispo. They currently provide computer consulting and network management to more than 100 large and medium-sized businesses from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles, as well as nationally and globally, including to the… Read more »

ExtraHop and VMWare vDS enables you to get deeper monitoring

  I started the process of evaluating ExtraHop’s wire data monitoring technology very excited about the possibilities and my optimism still holds after a few days. I am looking forward to diving even deeper into the technology and spending some time understanding the additional business related benefits it can provide to our customers. My personal… Read more »

Design Comparison: Nutanix vs Nimble Storage w Blades

As a disclaimer we are a Nimble Storage partner and hence most of our real world experience is with Nimble and not Nutanix. Additionally our company has been hesitant to fully buy into much of the buzz around hyper-convergence and this article may reflect some of that hesitation. However at our core we are technology… Read more »

Windows 8 Review

                      What’s the deal with       ? You might have heard about Microsoft’s new Operating System Windows 8 and now you are wondering if you should upgrade? Microsoft has made substantial changes to their product compared to previous versions. The most noticeable thing for every user… Read more »

Nimble Storage vs Netapp

Disclaimer We are both a NetApp partner and a Nimble Storage partner. The information provided here in no way is implying one product is universally better than another, as we view both as great products. This article is simply meant to provide the rationale for why we decided to pick one over the other for… Read more »

SAS vs SATA Pricing Advantages using Netapp as an Example

I ran some numbers (thanks to Engmyr’s assistance) regarding the various NetApp disk/shelf options. There are 3 main types of disk: 7.2k RPM SATA, 10K RPM SFF (Small Form Factor), and 15k RPM SAS. Each of these disks and options have different capabilities and benefits.

DPM replica is inconsistent

When we started implementing Microsoft DPM we went through a series of headaches as we tried to get it working continually and consistently. We went through a number of online resources as well as conversations with other geeks who had successfully used DPM.